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Arabic

the language of the Arabs, spoken in a variety of dialects; the official language of Algeria, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, the Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Saudi Arabia, the Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, and Yemen. It is estimated to be the native language of some 75 million people throughout the world. It belongs to the Semitic subfamily of the Afro-Asiatic family of languages and has its own alphabet, which has been borrowed by certain other languages such as Urdu
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Moors reacted to this change by trying to Arabicize much of Mauritanian life, such as law and language.
Most of these names are for horses, and after all, people cannot Arabicize their family names and "correct" them.
I would say - and some will take this as a provocation - that we must arabicize French, under one condition: we must do it beautifully, or, in other words, poetically." Assia Djebar, "Romancier," p.